Tuesday, December 7 1756

At home all day and busy. My brother, coming over in the forenoon, dined with us on the remains of Sunday’s dinner and the addition of a beef pudding, as did Dame Vinal, who was a-washing for us all day. Mrs Vine Sr and her daughter Bab, together with my brother, drank tea with us. In the evening read 5 of Tillotson’s sermons. Mr Elless sat with us in the evening while I read one of Tillotson’s sermons and Bally’s poem on the wisdom of the Supreme Being to him…

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